Young Father Begs on Street for Kidney Donor [Video]
Will BEG for KIDNEY!
A 28-year-old husband, and father of two little girls, has hit the streets to BEG for what he needs to SURVIVE.
In this case, it’s NOT money, or drugs, beer or even food. What Earl Martinez needs is a KIDNEY.
Earl has been battling a hereditary kidney disease since birth. For the past 18 months, he’s had to endure dialysis — four HOURS per day — THREE times per week.
Since Earl’s condition is hereditary, family members can’t donate and the wait for a kidney, with his common O blood type, is three YEARS. Three years Earl may not have.
Earl is one of 753 registered kidney patients on the Oregon donation waiting list.
Living donor kidney donations have been on the decline since 2008, possibly due to the national increase in obesity.
Earl says that his health insurance will cover all of his medical expenses AND those of the donor.